Based on the simple premise that food should be nutritious, safe and bioavailable, Eat Like a Human: Nourishing Foods and Ancient Ways of Cooking to Revolutionize Your Health by archeologist and chef Bill Schindler guides readers to consider not just what people should eat, but how people should eat to achieve optimal health.
Each chapter addresses different food groups, including plants, grains, maize, animals and bugs, dairy and sugar. Schindler also includes recipes and illustrated diagrams for making nutrient-rich foods such as fermented ketchup, acorn flour, traditional sourdough bread, pancakes and pasta, cricket granola, honey ice cream and charcoal mayonnaise.
Co-star of the National Geographic television series The Great Human Race, Schindler is an animated storyteller and persuasive advocate for resurrecting ancient technologies for harvesting and preparing food. He answers the question of how people should eat by promoting nutrient-enhancing techniques our ancestors developed intuitively, such as bacterial fermentation, the use of ash, charcoal and clay as detoxifiers, cooking with nutrient-dense soil and adopting a “nose-to-tail” approach to eating animals. Foraging for wild plants or visiting farmers markets instead of buying domesticated produce out of season is an effective way to improve diets.
A realist who appreciates the social value of modern traditions, such as eating cake at birthday parties, Schindler urges readers not to forgo the food rituals that make for a culturally rich life, but instead to adapt the strategies presented in Eat Like a Human to individual circumstances and make incremental, manageable advancements toward improved biological health. —Shahina Piyarali, reviewer
Did you just finish reading Eat Like a Human and now you are ready to start implementing the changes and the recipes that Bill shares throughout the book? Well, we have specially designed these on-demand classes to make that happen in your home kitchen!
If you are ready to add slow-fermented grains to your diet, then the Sourdough Class is for you! If your family lives on milk and yogurt and butter, then start watching the Fermented Dairy Class now, so you can quickly make them fermented dairy products and increase the nutritional value exponentially. Maybe you have a cheese-heavy household and after reading Chapter 7, you are ready to take the leap to make your own cheese at home, well then Intro to Cheesemaking is perfect for you.
Maybe all these classes sound appealing and combine that with a deal – what could be better? Snag a bundle now (Bread & Butter class is a two-pack of the sourdough and fermented dairy class) or purchase them all so you can view them at your own pace for a significant savings (not to mention the tremendous health benefits for your family).
We are excited to have you cook along with us in one of our on-demand classes and start learning the basics of Eating Like a Human immediately!